two saw JNJ Middle East versus Maidenhead A.
Middle East had qualified for the Cup for the
first time. At their two previous tournaments
they had reached the Plate Semi-Finals and then
gone out without losing the game – Golden Goal
accounted for them at Bratislava 2014 and a
penalty shoot-out was their downfall at Prague
A were making their JNJ Euro Soccer Tournament
debut and naturally were breaking new ground.
It has been an impressive debut so far as they
finished 3rd in Group A.
Middle East would start as favourites due to
their higher group position although there was
only 2 points between the two teams in the group
phase. The worry for JNJ Middle East was that
they had started the tournament with 4 wins
but had since recorded two defeats in a row.
They were losing form at just the wrong time
and this seemed to continue here.
A forged ahead through Vincent Tavernier and
never looked back in a stunning first half that
swept their opponents away. Niall Dowling and
Ignacio Marti Beso made it 2-0 and 3-0 respectively.
At half-time the English team were sitting pretty.
the break Matt Tominey reduced the arrears to
3-1 with his fifth strike of the tournament
– his best ever return in a JNJ Euro Soccer
Tournament. Alas, for JNJ Middle East it would
be their last goal of the tournament as the
game finished 3-1.